Wellgo W-40 Pedals

2.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $50.00

Product Description

The Wellgo W-40 Road Pedals feature an aluminum body, Cro-MO spindle, and ball bearing system.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by road runner a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: March 20, 2011

Bottom Line:   
From the first use of this padels i have many problems:
- difficult to unlock the shoes (set to the soft)
- spring break
- poor sensation in the soles

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Price Paid:    $29.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by AndrewKoros a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2011

Strengths:    Light weight, affordable. I could not afford similar Shimano or Look pedals.

Weaknesses:    No ant-slip layer. Sometimes it feels like the pedals are slipping underneath the cleats.
They are had to dis-engage and unless you set lowest tension setting on the pedal you may get stuck!

Bottom Line:   
This is my first clip-less pedal, therefore I have nothing else to compare with in my experience apart from my older pedals with toe-clips. One thing is obvious though, they are very light compared to my previous pedals. They also look nice although that is relatively speaking.

The bearing on these pedals is not that smooth when new but it improves out after some days of use. This means that when they are new engaging is a bit difficult. After some

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Favorite Ride:   Kona Baridi - Ngong Hills Nairobi

Price Paid:    $16.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Bike Setup:   56-cm Road Frame, 52/38 chainring 12-25 Cassette and Alpha-Q CS10 CArbon Fork

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by jonallen riggins a Commuter

Date Reviewed: May 5, 2010

Strengths:    None

Weaknesses:    They are being sold

Bottom Line:   
I purchased the Wellgo W-40 clipless pedal as a replacement for a pair of Wellgo SPD pedals that worked like a charm. Not the case for the W-40's in less than a week of riding the springs holding the clips in place popped out during the middle of a 60 mile ride, and the screws sent to hold the cleat in place unscrewed several times. I had to stop in the middle of my ride and purchase a new pair of pedals to finish the day.

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Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   Price Point

Similar Products Used:   Replaced with Shimano 105 Clipless Pedals

Bike Setup:   Leader 54cm frame, FSA Carbon fiber crankset, 105 components.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by G C a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2008

Strengths:    Super-low price. Lightweight at 290 grams.

Weaknesses:    Cornering clearance. Durability.

Bottom Line:   
For the price, the pedal is good. Having used a Shimano Dura-ace ( "Lance" style ) look compatible set for 15+ years, I felt almost no difference.

They are SLIGHTLY harder to release, but I have had no issues getting in or out. The maximum tension is as good or better than the DA's. If you have weak knees, have never used Look style pedals before, or are a recreational fitness rider who clips out every other mile these may not be for you. If you want high release tension for sprints, then these are fine. I always use the black fixed cleats, so I can't comment on the cleats provided. ( You should be checking your cleats about once a week anyway, for wear, comparing them to a new set. In a pinch, you can put layers of duct tape on the pedal to firm up a worn clean, just a temporary fix.)

The cornering clearance on these is a bit low, so I would not recommend using these for crits. They do have a bit more ankle clearance to the crank as a result however ( which I needed after switching to an FSA compact crankset ).

I'm sure the durability is not very good, and the bearings are not sealed or silky smooth, but when you can buy anywhere from 5-10 sets of these for the price of one set of Looks depending on model, you really shouldn't be complaining about that, now should you?

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Price Paid:    $23.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Shimano Dura-Ace Look-stlye ( the 'originals' from 1990 ). Other Look models.

Bike Setup:   Litespeed w/ 9sp Dura-Ace. FSA SLK compact crank.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by the beef a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 27, 2008

Strengths:    Light, they look OK, cheap

Weaknesses:    Frustratingly hard to clip into, not very durable, crappy finish

Bottom Line:   
These pedals look the part and weigh the part - but the performance leaves something to desired. Clipping in is a pain with these pedals, and even as an experienced road rider who has been using these pedals for months, I am still unable to get these pedals to immediately engage with 100% success. This means more fumbling around in the intersection, and more swearing than should be necessary.

On the plus side, the pedals are relatively light and look nice. Still, the black finish wears off very quickly.

You get what you pay for.

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Similar Products Used:   Look PP206, Look PP396

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